Harvesting split skin graft from degloved skin—a refined technique

Harvesting split skin graft from degloved skin—a refined technique Eur J Plast Surg (2010) 33:171–172 DOI 10.1007/s00238-010-0431-7 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Harvesting split skin graft from degloved skin—a refined technique Nabi Mopuri & Jayaram Srinivasan & Ashish Magdum Received: 30 April 2009 /Accepted: 30 March 2010 /Published online: 29 April 2010 Springer-Verlag 2010 Sir, were stretchedwithskinhooks andtissueholding forceps. Various techniques have been described in the literature A split-thickness skin graft is easily harvested using an for harvesting a split skin graft from a degloved skin electric dermatome. The steps are illustrated from a envelope [1–4]. A wooden mechanical base with two side clinical example (Fig. 1a–c). We have found this tech- arms that secure and stretch the skin over a ‘simulated niquetobesimpleand effective. A1-l saline bagissimilar limb’ using a bag of crystalloid is used for demonstrating to the contour and surface of the thigh when it is stretched skin grafting technique [5]. We refined this technique in to harvest a skin graft. To provide a good grip, we spread the clinical situation to simplify the graft harvest. After the large saline-soaked swab on the 1-l saline pack over excising the degloved skin, it was washed with saline and which the degloved skin was stretched. This technique de-fatted. A http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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